Yesenia Vargas is currently assistant editor at Phoneme Media, a nonprofit press dedicated to literature in translation and an imprint of Deep Vellum Publishing. She also serves as a senior advisor at JCI Worldwide, a Santa Monica-based public relations firm. Most recently, she has begun her own literary translations, focused on francophone literature of the Louisiana colonial period.
Yesenia holds an MA in Public Diplomacy from USC. In her spare time, she can be found on the LA concert scene, ranging from reggaeton to opera.